Month: March 2013
History happened here: Alcatraz closed 50 years ago this month
Las Vegas museum tells of city’s history with nuclear testing
LAS VEGAS — Most retellings of Las Vegas’ history focus on the mob, casinos or the evolution of the neon sign. Since March 2005, the National Atomic Testing Museum has focused its attention on a more ominous bit of Sin City’s history: its connection to nuclear testing and the development of atomic bombs. The nearby Nevada Test Site (now officially renamed the Nevada National Security Site) served as a testing site for nuclear devices starting
Hundreds turn out for Southern Museum’s inaugural Museum Night
FAA approves Boeing’s certification plan for redesigned 787 batteries
Airlines could soon return Boeing 787 aircraft to commercial service, possibly within a matter of weeks, according to various published reports. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week said it approved Boeing’s certification plan for the redesigned 787 battery system. The 787 aircraft have been grounded since January as Boeing works to resolve an issue with the aircraft’s batteries. According to the FAA, battery system improvements will include “a redesign of the internal battery components
American Latino Museum proposed for National Mall in Washington
Chavez the latest former leader to go on display, maybe?
ATLANTA, March 17, 2012 – The latest in macabre tourist attractions may have hit a snag this week. Apparently, according to a Reuters report, officials in Venezuela waited too long to prepare the body of former President Hugo Chavez for permanent display. “Russian and German scientists have arrived to embalm Chavez and they tell us it’s very difficult because the process should have started earlier … Maybe we can’t do it,” Reuters quoted interim President
TSA administrator: The individual is dangerous, not the object
TSA Administrator John Pistole this week said he understands “concerns” raised by critics of a proposed policy to allow passengers to carry small knives on planes, but he is standing pat. “It is not the object per se that is dangerous but the individual who intends to use that object to inflict harm that presents the danger,” TSA Administrator John Pistole said in his prepared remarks. Interestingly, that’s an argument opponents of gun control often
Unreleased Dylan demo to be released on Record Store Day
Will new Pope connect with younger generation?
Pope Francis I has a “good chance of appealing to younger generations of Catholics,” according to one expert. Francis, formerly Jorge Bergoglio, succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who last month became the first pope to resign in more than 600 years. The Argentinean Francis is the first non-European pope in more than 1,3000 years and the first pope from the Americas. “I’m excited that he chose the name Francis. Most Americans know St. Francis as a